Operate heavy recovery vehicle

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver TLIC4069, 'Operate heavy recovery vehicle'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate heavy recovery vehicle' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Conduct pre-trip check of vehicle and equipment


Fuel level is checked to ensure it is appropriate for driving task


Vehicle is inspected visually to ensure it is serviceable


Condensation is drained from air tanks


Recovery/towing equipment and fittings are checked to ensure they are not damaged or misplaced, and are clean and serviceable


Chains, shackles and fittings are checked to ensure they are not damaged or misplaced, and are clean and serviceable


Necessary licences, logbooks and mass permits are checked for currency and that they are located in vehicle


Personal protective equipment (PPE) is checked to ensure it is available, ready for use, and meets regulatory requirements


Travel to recovery scene


Route is planned in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirements


Recovery vehicle is driven and manoeuvred in accordance with legal requirements, taking into consideration eco-driving techniques, and courtesy and professionalism is exhibited toward other road users


Situational awareness is maintained in following planned route


When recovery vehicle is legally authorised to drive on hard shoulder and there are stationary queues, extreme care is taken and speed is reduced to minimise danger to vehicles and pedestrians


Assess recovery scene


Directions of enforcement officers and ambulance officers are obeyed


Recovery vehicle is parked in a position to avoid obstruction to authorities, traffic flow and hazard warning lights or beacons


Recovery vehicle is parked in a safe position with regard to size of recovery unit and ability to protect scene


PPE is used in accordance with regulatory and organisational procedures


Scene reconnaissance is promptly conducted and results are reported


Hazards and environmental conditions are assessed and required action is taken to minimise, control or eliminate identified hazards


Communication with others is maintained using appropriate techniques and terminology


Health, safety and security procedures are followed in accordance with organisational policy and relevant legislation


Select recovery method appropriate to desired outcome


Recovery method is determined based on situation requirements and consideration of mass and dimension


Resources required and their availability are determined


Recovery method selected is communicated and forthrightly justified to person with responsibility


Approval is gained to start work


Exclusion zone is set up with permission of person with responsibility


Communication with others is maintained to explain recovery progress


Tow disabled vehicle to delivery point


Disabled vehicle is hooked up and checked to ensure conformity with regulatory requirements


Heavy towing permit conditions are applied to plan a route that ensures most efficient, safe, secure and legal transport operation


Driving techniques appropriate to heavy towing and driver legal responsibility for damage and loss to towed vehicles, fitted equipment, and personal possessions are applied


Recovery vehicle is driven within heavy towing special speed limits


Situational awareness is maintained for potential problems with disabled vehicle


Disabled vehicle is safely manoeuvred into position and unhooked in accordance with organisational and customer requirements


Conclude recovery operations


Heavy vehicle recovery documentation is completed in accordance with regulatory and workplace requirements


Recovery vehicle and equipment are cleaned and serviced in accordance with organisational procedures and manufacturer guidelines, prior to standing down from operation